It was 12 years ago today that I remember sitting on my couch watching the twin towers come down. I thought that this was a joke. Something from a movie. This stuff did not happen in real life. But it did. Many people died that day. Some with Christ. Some without.
I remember thinking that this had to be the end of the world as we knew it. And to some extent it was. However, The Lord did not come to take us home that day. Or the day after that.
He did leave us a guide map to the events surrounding His return and subsequent wrath upon the earth. Read Revelation, my friend. I am not scholarly enough to explain all the details. I encourage you to find someone in your local church who is more educated in this area than I. Oh, I have heard many, many messages on this book and know what I believe about it. But it is prophecy and therefore open to discussion. Everyone who believes in Christ has a slightly different view on these events.
Yet, we do have Matthew 24 and 25 to shed some light on things. Look at this: Matthew 24:36 – “No one knows about the day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Jesus is ready and waiting for the green light from the Father. The Son does not know when the Father will tell Him to go. Matthew 24 and 25 encourages us to prepare for Jesus’ return.
Revelation 1:3 – Blessed is the one who reads the words of prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.” John did not say that we have to understand everything that is written. He said that we need to READ it, HEAR it and TAKE it to heart.
September 11, 2001 changed the lives of many, many people. It changes the viewpoint of many people. It made people become more eternity minded – for a short while. We are such fickle people. We don’t forget the atrocities but we may forget how it moved us.
I don’t think that it is an accident that I finished reading Revelation one day before this 12 year anniversary. I believe Romans 8:28 – “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” I may not understand all the events going on in the world today. I may not understand exactly how the events in Revelation will reveal themselves.
All I know is that I have been purposed by God to share my heart on this blog and to encourage my fellow sisters (and brothers) in Christ to keep on truckin’! We have a mission to accomplish and that is to share God’s word and God’s love with everyone we come in contact with. We must, with passion, remember this: Romans 1:16 – “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.”